John Morgan, known to his friends as ‘Johnny’, died last October, at the age of 84. This quiet, almost uncommunicative, man had more of great importance to do with motor racing than is generally realised, perhaps. He became associated with it early in 1925 and for many years ran the ambitious and innovative Junior Car Club as its Secretary, before taking on the same exacting task for the British Automobile Racing Club, which the Brooklands ARC became after the war, for 25 years. Johnny had to organise their important races, negotiate starting fees with famous drivers, and generally look after the Club’s affairs, which he did with unobtrusive efficiency, from his office at 55 Park Lane, W1 . He also took an interest in road safety, founding the Order of the Road, and his Steering Wheel Club was racing’s top social centre, He also set up the Guild of Motoring Writers Test Days at Goodwood Circuit. HJ Morgan’s contribution to the sport was widespread, and widely appreciated. WB